With people’s unwavering demand for the best smartphone, comparisons are among the best references that they can go to. But before the launch of Apple’s iPhone 5, they can only have the Android or Windows 8 smartphones in comparisons which makes it somewhat incomplete, thus, leaving them still clueless on which flagship smartphone to get.
However, now that the iPhone 5 has already been unveiled by its own maker which is none other than Apple, people can have a more realistic comparison on the best iOS, Android, or Windows 8 smartphone in the market. And in judging these comparisons, they will most likely find out that iPhone 5 has breakthrough innovations that can turn over Android and Windows 8 smartphones, even those that are deemed as flagship phones by its manufacturer.
These features are what people can get exclusively with the iPhone 5, which can also make them decide to get the said iOS smartphone instead of its fierce competitors:
· Thinner body and lighter weight – While the trend in smartphone dimensions today will show humongous units where users will have to use both hands in navigating some functions, iPhones has maintained its dimension which is ideal for conveniently performing its different functions with just one hand. While the earlier iPhones already have this characteristic, Apple even improved iPhone 5’s convenience and portability by making it 18% thinner and 20% lighter. Although it has to increase its dimension due to its increase in diagonal screen size from 3.5 inches to 4 inches, it wouldn’t have any bearing to the phone’s portability since the increase will be lengthwise.
· Built-in panorama mode in the rear camera – During travels, nature trippings, or hanging out with a large group, no one would want to miss the whole view when taking images. Smartphones these days have an average of 8mp for the rear camera but what makes the iPhone 5 better than the others is the panorama mode feature where the user can take wide photos without missing any important spot. Other improvements to the iPhone 5’s rear camera are the low-light performance and shutter speed.
· iPhone 5’s smarter voice assistant, Siri – Apple is the forerunner when it comes to the voice assistant feature in smartphones but Samsung is catching up with its own voice assistant dubbed as the S Voice. Both of them can perform a lot of the same tricks but S Voice is still falling behind Siri in some voice commands.
· iPhone 5’s Passbook feature – Finally, consumers can have a more convenient way of organizing their passes, store cards, coupons and gift cards. This is with iPhone 5’s Passbook which is a software based application that will function with a high speed internetconnection. Although Android phones will be getting the Google Wallet for the Android counterpart, they may be limited by Google Wallet’s dependence on the NFC technology to make it work. Google Wallet may work efficiently, accurately and even securely but considering that the equipment capable of conducting Google Wallet’s transactions are not yet common even among major merchants, Android users may have difficulty in taking advantage of Google Wallet’s convenience.
While the iPhone 5 exclusive features will give consumers good reasons to shift to iOS, particularly to iPhone 5, Apple’s latest smartphone is certainly packed with amazing features that are standard among the leading smartphones such as an improved A6 chip processor, updated iOS 6, enhanced WiFi, 8mp rear camera, 4G LTE, vibrant Retina display with 326 ppi pixel density, simultaneous image capture and HD video recording for the rear camera, etc.